Not Rated | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.
This is the first of twelve films to receive more than one Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and the only to receive three such nominations. In the case of Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone, all three were nominated. The other eleven films were Going My Way (1944) for which Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald were nominated, From Here to Eternity (1953) for which Montgomery Clift and Burt Lancaster were nominated, Giant (1956) for which Rock Hudson and James Dean were nominated, The Defiant Ones (1958) for which Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier were nominated, Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) for which Maximilian Schell and Spencer Tracy were nominated, Becket (1964) for which Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton were nominated, Midnight Cowboy (1969) for which Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight were nominated, Sleuth (1972) for which Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine were nominated, Network (1976) for which Peter Finch and William Holden were nominated, The Dresser (1983) for which Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney were nominated, and Amadeus (1984) for which F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce were nominated. Of the actors in question, Maximilian Schell, Peter Finch and F. Murray Abraham won the Academy Award for Best Actor for their relevant performances. In the case of Going My Way, Bing Crosby won Best Actor and Barry Fitzgerald won not for Best Actor but for Best Supporting Actor. Fitzgerald was nominated in both categories for the same performance, the only instance in which this has ever occurred in Academy history.
Lt. Fletcher Christian:
He doesn't punish men for discipline. He likes to see men crawl.
When Christian orders the return of the Bounty to Tahiti, he has nothing in his hands. Next shot he has a musket in his left hand.
Also available in a computer colorized version.